Release Radar Is A Weekly Roundup Of Artists Who Topped The Charts, Dropped New Music, Or Finally Released That Much Anticipated Album, Just In Case You Missed It.

Zedd and Katy Perry — “365,” Single

The Grammy award-winning DJ and producer teamed up with multi-platinum popstar Katy Perry for  “365,” the first song of 2019 for both Zedd and Perry. Zedd received a Grammy nomination for his smash song, “The Middle,” featuring Maren Morris and Grey. This latest release has a futuristic sound, with Katy’s heavily autotuned vocals and Zedd focusing on the beats and production. The duo also released a music video for “365,” showing Katy Perry as an AI robot in a story of a robot falling in love. Perfect Valentine’s Day timing. 

Maren Morris — “Common (feat. Brandi Carlile),” Single

Maren Morris has been topping the music charts since her 2015 self-titled EP, and last year she hit the mainstream with her hit song with Zedd and Grey. Now, she teams up with fellow country singer Brandi Carlile (who won 3 Grammys at this past weekend’s show) for “Common,” a hopeful song about people coming together despite their differences. Morris and Carlile harmonize at perfect pitch throughout the chorus.  Get tickets to see Maren Morris live, and catch Brandi Carlile during festival season at Boston Calling.

Jessie Ware — “Adore You,” Single

“Adore You.” is another perfect new release just in time for Valentine’s Day. Going back to Ware’s roots as an electronic house-pop singer, “Adore You” has an airy, easy-going vibe showcasing her talent in singing melodies with a light, feathery touch. Ware’s voice ebbs and flows with delicate riffs and runs over the soft electro-beats in the background creating an affectionate love song. The love-song aficionado released a statement with the song saying, “It’s just a little something to tie you over with until my next release. It feels fitting to put this out when I’m about to become a new mum again and feel the most confident I’ve ever felt about my music.” Stay tuned for updates on when Ware’s next album drops.

Theophilus London — “Whiplash (feat. Tame Impala),” Single

The first time these artists paired up was a smash, the second time was bound to be as good, if not better. The psychedelic funk group Tame Impala gives Theophilus London’s uptempo hip-hop flow a groovy feel. “Whiplash” shows Tame Impala’s increasing interest in the hip-hop world as well as the rock band’s growing recognition in the mainstream. They are on more than a couple setlists for major music festivals this summer. Yes, this song is on our Release Radar this week, but the song was actually previewed way back in 2016 on Beats 1 Radio. Good things come to those who wait!

Matoma — “Sunday Morning (feat. Josie Dunne) [Acoustic],” Single

Everyone’s a sucker for a stripped-down acoustic version of a previously electronic uptempo song. Matoma and Josie Dunn took to a church basement and welcomed a gospel choir to perform on the background of their acoustic version of “Sunday Morning.” The big beat dance song went from club hit to easy-going slow-paced acoustic piano song (with Matoma himself on the keys) that showcases Josie Dunne’s voice. The slower pace brings out the meaningful and emotional lyrics about finding the light during hard times. See how the acoustic version comes together, including the live gospel choir in the church pews behind Dunne and Matoma, in the intimate black and white video.

Listen to the new music on our weekly updated Release Radar Spotify playlist. Keep your ears happy.